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If you missed last night’s talk “Sea Kayaking the Broughton Strait, Vancouver Island” by Debbie Hughes you can now watch it

If you missed last night’s talk “Sea Kayaking the Broughton Strait, Vancouver Island” by Debbie Hughes you can now watch it on the Club YouTube Link….

Upcoming talks

Monday 7th December Sea Kayaking in Thailand by Roger Morgan

Monday 30th November Alpine Paddling holiday – Escaping lockdown by Keith Steer

Monday 23rd November Sea Kayaking in Broughton Strait, Vancouver Island by Debbie Hughes Club YouTube Link….

Monday 16th November Canoe Polo by Josh Cook Club YouTube Link….

Monday 9th November Expedition on the Green River in Utah by Roger Morgan Club YouTube Link….

Monday 19th October Club Awards Evening, Talks and AGM Club YouTube Link….

Monday 12th October St Kilda trip with Gordon Brown in 2018 by, Kris D’Aout Club YouTube Link….

Monday 5th October Folding Kayaks and expeditions by Tim Haines Club YouTube Link….

Monday 28th September Skye by Jenny Brown and Chris Thompson Club YouTube Link….

Monday 21st September River Tweed by Brian Green Club YouTube Link…..

Monday 14th September Outer Hebrides Caz and Pete Thomas Club YouTube Link…..

If you missed last night’s talk “Canoe Polo at Liverpool Canoe Club” by Josh Cook you can now watch it….

If you missed last night’s talk “Canoe Polo at Liverpool Canoe Club” by Josh Cook you can now watch it on the Club YouTube Link….

Upcoming talks

Monday 7th December Sea Kayaking in Thailand by Roger Morgan

Monday 30th November ????????

Monday 23rd November Sea Kayaking in Broughton Strait, Vancouver Island by Debbie Hughes

Monday 16th November Canoe Polo by Josh Cook Club YouTube Link….

Monday 9th November Expedition on the Green River in Utah by Roger Morgan Club YouTube Link….

Monday 19th October Club Awards Evening, Talks and AGM Club YouTube Link….

Monday 12th October St Kilda trip with Gordon Brown in 2018 by, Kris D’Aout Club YouTube Link….

Monday 5th October Folding Kayaks and expeditions by Tim Haines Club YouTube Link….

Monday 28th September Skye by Jenny Brown and Chris Thompson Club YouTube Link….

Monday 21st September River Tweed by Brian Green Club YouTube Link…..

Monday 14th September Outer Hebrides Caz and Pete Thomas Club YouTube Link…..

Canoe Polo at Liverpool Canoe Club” by Josh Cook Tomorrow – Monday 16th November – 7:30 to 8:10pm

Liverpool Canoe Club Talk
Canoe Polo at Liverpool Canoe Club” by Josh Cook Tomorrow – Monday 16th November – 7:30 to 8:10pm

Invitation to join Josh with his talk about the game of Canoe Polo. This is a great way to develop paddling skills and having fun while on the water. Even if you have no intention of giving it a go you should try to join Josh to find out more about this side of paddlesport.

(You do not need a camera or microphone to watch the video stream, but you can ask questions if you do have them)


Liverpool Canoe Club Talk (Zoom)

See google group email for details of how to join the talk

If you missed last night’s talk “If you get into trouble, stay with your canoe and try to attract the attention of passing aircraft” by Roger Morgan you can now watch it on the Club YouTube Link….

If you missed last night’s talk “If you get into trouble, stay with your canoe and try to attract the attention of passing aircraft” by Roger Morgan you can now watch it on the Club YouTube Link….

Upcoming talks

Monday 7th December Sea Kayaking in Thailand by Roger Morgan

Monday 30th November ????????

Monday 23rd November ????????

Monday 16th November Canoe Polo by Josh Cook

Monday 9th November Expedition on the Green River in Utah by Roger Morgan Club YouTube Link….

Monday 19th October Club Awards Evening, Talks and AGM Club YouTube Link….

Monday 12th October St Kilda trip with Gordon Brown in 2018 by, Kris D’Aout Club YouTube Link….

Monday 5th October Folding Kayaks and expeditions by Tim Haines Club YouTube Link….

Monday 28th September Skye by Jenny Brown and Chris Thompson Club YouTube Link….

Monday 21st September River Tweed by Brian Green Club YouTube Link…..

Monday 14th September Outer Hebrides Caz and Pete Thomas  Club YouTube Link…..

“If you get into trouble, stay with your canoe and try to attract the attention of passing aircraft” by Roger Morgan Tonight – Monday 9th November – 7:30 to 8:10pm

Liverpool Canoe Club Talk
“If you get into trouble, stay with your canoe and try to attract the attention of passing aircraft” by Roger Morgan Tonight – Monday 9th November – 7:30 to 8:10pm

Invitation to join Roger with his talk about his Expedition on the Green River in Utah by Roger Morgan “If you get into trouble, stay with your canoe and try to attract the attention of passing aircraft” a week’s canoe expedition down the green river, Utah

(You do not need a camera or microphone to watch the video stream, but you can ask questions if you do have them)

Check your Google Group Email for zoom details to join us

Covid-19 update – how the club intends to respond to the 1-month National Lockdown

Covid-19 update – how the club intends to respond to the 1-month National Lockdown

The Stewardship group have reviewed all the latest guidance and agreed on the following. From 00:01 Thursday 5th November we will suspend all club paddles until either the national lockdown is lifted or further guidance allows. The club always operates within prevailing British Canoeing and Government guidance.

  • The docks and compound will be closed from 00:01 on Thursday 5th November until further notice.

We intend to reinstate the Monday evening zoom calls with club presentations and informal talks but this does mean we need volunteers to talk about any aspect of paddle sport. Please contact website@liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk to volunteer.

Please note that while all club group activity is prohibited, members are still free to exercise either alone, within their household group or to meet one other from outside of their household to exercise.  This means that if you have your own equipment, you can still paddle locally but please ensure that any paddling is well within your capabilities.

There are many local venues within easy reach of Merseyside.  Example locations and access points can be found here https://www.liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk/venues/Local%20Paddles/  It would be great if members could post short trip reports of any paddling undertaken to inspire others (text and photos to website@liverpoolcanoeclub.co.uk)

You can still use this google group to ask for one other person to paddle with you, but you must ensure you keep within the rules. Please note than any such paddling will be a private paddle. No paddles will be put on the club calendar during this time.

Many thanks for all you support over the summer. It has been great to see so much paddling by the club during these difficult times.

LCC

Use of the beach area next to our compound at the docks

Use of the beach area next to our compound at the docks

We need members help to continue to run sessions at the docks smoothly:

  • The barrier entrance must be kept closed when not actually being used for vehicle entry / exit. We need to ensure ONLY authorised vehicles access the area.
  • All litter needs to be removed from around the compound (why not bring down a bin bag from time to time and have a little clean up to help out)
  • Please zip up all buoyancy aids after use or they fall on the floor and store boats on their sides with 3 or 4 to a rack so they do not fill up with water or get damaged.

In practice:

Key holder or deputy unlocks the barrier and checks the “flood” of cars as they arrive and pass through the gate (Ideally only 15 minutes before the session). When there is a lull in arrivals, they will close the latching arm on the gate, with the gate providing a solid rigid barrier. {Note: Keep the padlock locked on the D ring below the gate latch.} Any late arrivals will drive up to gate, swing open the latching arm, and open the gate. They drive through a short distance, then close and relatch the gate.

After all kayakers arrive, or all present are ready for the paddle, the key holder applies the padlock to already latched main gate, closes and locks the compound, then all paddle off into the sunset whistling “Happy days!”

Please try not to turn up excessively early as the gate will generally only be unlocked 15 minutes before the start of the session. If you are early, remain inside your cars until called forward.

Club’s statement of position with regard to tier 3 (Very High Alert Level)

The Stewardship Group have reviewed all the emerging advice and guidance for the region’s Tier 3 (Very High) status and concluded that as an organised sport we can continue to paddle at the docks under our current Covid 19 guidelines. However, we do not advise travel outside of the region at this current time.

In addition to our requirement for members to pre-book all places and to maintain a strict “rule of six” while paddling, members will be required to wear face coverings whist moving around the compound area (from their cars to the compound and only removing them when they are afloat).

If you have any symptoms or are required to self-isolate, please stay at home.  If any member has any concerns over paddling in a group while maintaining two metres at all time, they should refrain from paddling with the club.

The Government advice for this rationale is copied below.  Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-need-to-know

Local COVID alert level: very high

This is for areas with a very high level of infections and where tighter restrictions are in place. The restrictions placed on areas with a very high level of infections can vary, and are based on discussions between central and local government. You should therefore check the specific rules in your area.

At a minimum, this means:

  • you must not socialise with anybody you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, in any indoor setting or in any private garden or at most outdoor hospitality venues and ticketed events
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in an outdoor public space such as a park or beach, the countryside, a public garden or a sports venue
  • pubs and bars must close. They can only remain open where they operate as if they were a restaurant, which means serving substantial meals, like a main lunchtime or evening meal. They may only serve alcohol as part of such a meal
  • schools and universities remain open
  • places of worship remain open, but household mixing is not permitted
  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees. However, wedding receptions are not allowed
  • exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with), or for youth or disability sport
  • you should try to avoid travelling outside the very-high alert level area you are in or entering a very-high alert level area, other than for things like work, education or youth services, to meet caring responsibilities or if you are travelling through as part of a longer journey
  • you should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK if you are resident in a very-high alert level area, or avoid staying overnight in a very-high alert level area if you are resident elsewhere

You must:

You should continue to:

  • follow social distancing rules
  • work from home where you can effectively do so
  • travel to venues or amenities that are open, for work or to access education, but aim to reduce the number of journeys you make

This is the baseline in very-high alert level areas. The government will also seek to agree additional interventions in consultation with local authorities, in order to drive down transmission of the virus. These could include the following options:

  • restrictions preventing the sale of alcohol in hospitality or closing all hospitality (except takeaway and delivery)
  • closing indoor and outdoor entertainment venues and tourist attractions
  • closing venues such as leisure centres and gyms (while ensuring provision remains available for elite athletes, youth and disabled sport and physical activity)
  • closing public buildings, such as libraries and community centres (while ensuring provision remains available for youth and childcare activities and support groups)
  • closing personal care and close contact services or prohibiting the highest-risk activities
  • closing performing arts venues for the purposes of performing to audiences

You should therefore check whether additional restrictions apply in your area.

Find out more about the measures that apply in very high alert level areas to help reduce the spread of COVID-19

Published 12 October 2020
Last updated 12 October 2020 + show all updates

If you missed last night’s talk St Kilda trip with Gordon Brown in 2018 by Kris D’Aout you can now watch it on the Club YouTube Link….

St Kilda, Scotland - Portsmouth Canoe ClubIf you missed last night’s talk St Kilda trip with Gordon Brown in 2018 by Kris D’Aout you can now watch it on the Club YouTube Link….

Upcoming talks

Monday 9th November Expedition on the Green River in Utah by Roger Morgan

Monday 2nd November ????

Monday 26th October ???

Monday 19th October Club Awards Evening, Talks and AGM

Monday 12th October St Kilda trip with Gordon Brown in 2018 by, Kris D’Aout Club YouTube Link….

Monday 5th October Folding Kayaks and expeditions by Tim Haines Club YouTube Link….

Monday 28th September Skye by Jenny Brown and Chris Thompson Club YouTube Link….

Monday 21st September River Tweed by Brian Green Club YouTube Link…..

Monday 14th September Outer Hebrides Caz and Pete Thomas Club YouTube Link…..

If you missed last night’s talk “Folding Kayaks and expeditions” by Tim Haines you can now watch it on the Club YouTube Link….

If you missed last night’s talk “Folding Kayaks and expeditions” by Tim Haines you can now watch it on the Club YouTube Link….

Upcoming talks

Monday 9th November Expedition on the Green River in Utah by Roger Morgan

Monday 2nd November ????

Monday 26th October ???

Monday 19th October Club Awards Evening, Talks and AGM

Monday 12th October St Kilda trip with Gordon Brown in 2018 by, Kris D’Aout

Monday 5th October Folding Kayaks and expeditions by Tim Haines Club YouTube Link….

Monday 28th September Skye by Jenny Brown and Chris Thompson Club YouTube Link….

Monday 21st September River Tweed by Brian Green Club YouTube Link…..

Monday 14th September Outer Hebrides Caz and Pete Thomas Club YouTube Link…..